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Poster: grendelschoice Date: May 11, 2007 6:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: My kind of read . . . .

Hey Pig,

I agree we could use a more thorough examination of this musical period in history, but if you haven't read it yet (and i'm guessing you have), Tom Wolfe's "Electric Kool Aid Acid Test" is a must for capturing the vibe of the hippie crash-and-burn era, especially in and around SF.

Not a rock book per se, but Jerry and the boys as well as Kesey and the rest are prominently featured.

Great book that launched Wolfe's career (i'd also recommend Bonfire, A Man in Full, and his more recent book of essays and articles called "Hooking Up")